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Saba - with Live Musical Accompaniment
Saba is a temperance drama, a film genre with a long history and a set of well-known cliches. The film abides by them all, yet surprises with unexpected twists.
Saba is a tram operator in Tbilisi. His life spirals downward when he loses his job in the wake of a violent, drunken night. In the course of yet another drinking bout, Saba nearly kills a loved one in a tram crash (the drunken tram driving around the city at night is one of the most daring sequences in the film). He is then given a second chance to sober up for the good of his family and his work. As becomes clear from this description, Saba is a temperance drama, a film genre withView more
$10 / $8 students and seniors / Harvard students free
Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Although parking in Cambridge is difficult (most of the surrounding streets have restricted parking for Cambridge residents only), metered parking on Broadway and Harvard Streets, as well as the rest of Harvard Square, is free after 8pm. Film-goers are encouraged to use public transportation, particularly the MBTA Red Line.
This film has Russian intertitles with English subtitles.
This film has Russian intertitles with English subtitles.View less
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